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Activists called together by Pakistan Youth Alliance responded to a spate of recent attacks against Shia Muslim sites in Pakistan by forming a human chain around a Shia holy site in Karachi, Imambargah Shah-i-Najaf (An Imambaragah is a congregation hall used by Shia Muslims to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussan, the grandson of the Prophet Muhhamed, and Shia Islam's third Iman.). The Shia comprise a minority in Pakistan.

This human chain follows similar protests in Pakistani cities after an attack on a Christian church in Pakistan.


I thought it was important to help share this story as it runs counter to the narrative of a faceless Muslim monolith out to kill everyone who is not exactly like them that is often being promoted in the West.

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